2013 is the year of Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Sindelfingen production started
Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant, a state of the art manufacturing unit which has come up at an investment of â‚¬1 billion is where the companyâ€™s new S Class sedan has recently entered production. The new plant has been under construction since 2011 with around â‚¬350 million invested in construction of body shop, another â‚¬130 million invested in press shop and close to â‚¬70 million in assembly.
As S Class enters production, the company has revealed that it will be offered in three new models besides its short wheelbase and extended wheelbase variants and coupe models. These will include S400 Hybrid, S500, S 350 BlueTEC and S300 BlueTEC Hybrid. Each of these will be manufactured at Sindelfingen plant. Preorders have been available since middle of May while the models are expected to make their way into company showrooms in July 2013.
2014 S Class will sport outstanding safety features and autonomous driving facilities and will be the first production vehicle that will be able to drive itself. It will have a total of 26 sensors situated all around the vehicle to help monitor the vehicleâ€™s surroundings while they work in conjuncture with active braking system to alert the driver in case of an impending danger of crash.
Daimler is investing around â‚¬1 billion at the site in 2013
Dr Dieter Zetsche: “2013 is the year of the S-Class. We are driving forward our model offensive in the luxury segment.”
Andreas Renschler: “Our production is breaking the mould: we made it fit for the future by implementing numerous new processes for manufacturing the S-Class.”